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If the playoffs started today, six area high school teams would make the playoffs. The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its first football computer rankings Wednesday; the top eight teams in each region make the postseason. Tri-Valley sits in fifth place in Division 2, Region 7 with a 3-1 record. Four wins in four… Read More
Both the Tri-Valley Scotties and Crooksville Ceramics come into their matchup this week following tough and frustrating losses on the road. The Ceramics had momentum following a 53-0 victory over Miller in week three, but squandered it with a 50-0 loss to Sheridan. Crooksville only managed 112 yards on offense, including a measly 15 yards… Read More
The Athens County Commissioners are expected to address a proposal to move the 911 Center at their meeting this morning. The call center is currently located in the basement of the Athens County Sheriff's Department. Employees say the small, cramped space can get very loud. Scott Warner, director of Athens County 911 operations, explained,… Read More
Tom Hodson talks with Dr. Phil Zecher about how research universities are looking for new ways to raise revenue in the face of diminishing government support. Dr. Zecher, a partner and chief risk officer at EQA Partners, LP, was in Athens to give a talk in the 2011-2012 Ellery Golos Series at Ohio University.
Hocking County sheriff's deputies arrested two men they say are responsible for a long string of cases of breaking and entering and theft in the county. Officers say Robert Tryon, 42, and Michael Terman, 18, are connected to 30 incidences during the past 18 months. The men concentrated mainly on unoccupied cabins and homes as… Read More
The Reverend Jesse Jackson is speaking at Ohio University on Monday where he will ask the White House to create a commission on poverty. Jackson Adviser George Korn, who also works at Ohio University, says Jackson will hold an 11 a.m. news conference on the portico of Memorial Auditorim. That's the same place that Lyndon… Read More
A quick school-by-school update on how the TVC-Hocking is shaping up as we head toward the midpoint of the high school football season: Wahama– One word to describe the Wahama White Falcons this season is "dominant." The last two weeks the White Falcons have put up 60 plus points in each game. The conference… Read More
Athens County unemployment rate dropped from 10.8 percent to 9.6 percent last month, and the drop may be thanks, in part, to students returning to school. Nick Claussen, community relations coordinator for Athens County Job and Family Services, says that students being on campus opens up jobs and provides more business for the local county… Read More
Flu shot or not, the flu virus is in some extreme cases possibly life-threatening, especially for the very young and old. In the above video, Betty Slay, who recently received her flu shot, makes it sound pretty easy. While washing ones hands is very important for personal protection against the flu, Andrew Weil, M.D recommends the following:… Read More
The official repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” means that the military will see major changes as openly gay members will be allowed to serve. Proponents of the repeal say, however, there is a catch. The repeal does not include a provision that would add sexual orientation to the military’s non-discrimination policy. Those serving in… Read More
The victim's names have been released in two different cases. One is in Licking County, the other is in Lawrence County. Listen to your :60 audio update here.
Every team that has attempted to slow down the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes has been publicly humiliated. Using supreme physicality, the Buckeyes have blown by their first four opponents and will attempt to make the Logan Chieftains their fifth victim. The Chieftains enter Friday’s contest 0-4, coming off an emotional loss to the Jackson Ironmen, 49-32. On… Read More
The names of the people found dead in a Licking County home last night have been released. The coroner's office says the names are Timothy Combs, 49, and Mary Johnson, 34. The sheriff's office has confirmed that two were shot Tuesday night. The sheriff's office and the Hartford Volunteer Fire Department were called at 8:25… Read More
The father-in-law of a Hocking County woman found dead in a septic tank will be allowed to have a sackcloth and ashes for a religious observance in jail. William Inman has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder charges in the death of Summer Inman. The Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail agreed to let William Inman have… Read More
Go ahead, do it. I know you want to. Think about a win over Rutgers. Ponder a top-25 ranking. Daydream about a MAC Championship. Or an undefeated season. That's the fun part of sports. For the first time since 1976, the Ohio football team is 3-0. It's not only that, though. They're really, really good…. Read More
Ohio linebacker Eric Benjamin is playing football without four crucial ligaments in his right knee. How is that even possible? Watch to find out, and also you'll hear from teammates and coaches about Benjamin's toughness.
The names of the two males found dead in an Ironton car crash have now been released. Police Chief Jim Carey says they are Joseph Leith, 23, and Drue Yates, 19. The accident happened in the 1400 block of Lawrence Street Road about 4 a.m. Carey says the driver was heading north when he apparently… Read More
A woman pleaded not guilty yesterday to theft in connection with $1800 worth of bad checks. Plus, the average body mass index of students in the Athens City School district is going down. Listen to your :60 audio update here.
The Licking County Sheriff's office is investigating a murder/suicide inside a house. The sheriff's office has confirmed that the shootings Tuesday night involved a man and a woman. The sheriff's office and the Hartford Volunteer Fire Department were called at 8:25 p.m. to 89 S. High St. in Croton. The Licking County coroner's office arrived… Read More
A new effort in Athens is trying to bring people of different faiths together while at the same time do things to improve the community. The Ohio University Interfaith Challenge partnership was kicked off Monday night at Baker Center. Brian Bridges is the Vice Provost for Diversity at OU and works closely with the program…. Read More
The average body mass index of students in the Athens City School district is going down. Athens City School Nurse Janalee Stock says there has been a four percent decrease since last year. This is the second year that the district is doing body mass index testing on students. Stock says while the state mandate… Read More
The Ohio University Men’s golf team struggled at the John Piper Intercollegiate today at Bowling Green's Stone Ridge Golf Club. Yet, all was not lost, as the Bobcats got a glimmer of hope from senior Paul Grauer. Ohio finished its final round with a total of 290 strokes, their best round of the tournament. The… Read More